I avoided crashing into a big rig that lost control and swerved into my lane, but I swerved into another lane and hit someone else. Can I sue the truck driver?
It is a natural reaction to avoid a more serious accident, such as a crash with a heavy truck; however, causing an accident in order to avoid a truck accident is not a defense you can use with the insurance company. However, you may have a claim if the truck actually crashed, and you have the truck driver’s information and witnesses who will vouch for what happened. However, if no witnesses are involved and you don’t have the truck’s information, then as far as an insurance company is concerned, the truck didn’t exist. If this was the case, you would be held responsible for the crash.
You may need help trying to prove your claim and get the truck driver’s insurance company to pay up. Although it can be a difficult situation, it is not impossible if you have evidence. To talk about the specifics on your potential truck accident claim in more detail, you should call the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766 for a free legal consultation with a skilled accident attorney in South Florida.